New Product Development Technologist, Macroom Buffalo Cheese Products Ltd

Clonclud, Macroom, Co. Cork,
20/10/2017 09:30
Salary:  Commensurate on experience


Job Description

Macroom Buffalo Cheese Ltd produces a range of premium cheeses including Mozzarella, Ricotta, & Haloumi for the retail and food service sectors.

THE ROLE (FUSION Project) – 18 Month Contract
The aim of the project is to embed a culture of innovation and new product development with the company and proving the systems by bringing an innovative range of new cheeses (Mozzarella, Feta, & Haloumi) and whey products (Ricotta) to the market.

Reporting to the Company Supervisor, you will be employed by Macroom Buffalo Cheese Products Ltd to lead this InterTradeIreland FUSION project in partnership with CAFRE. As part of this role you will be required to undertake a Postgraduate Diploma in Business & Management, from the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen’s University, Belfast. This is fully funded by InterTradeIreland. The skills learned through the Diploma will enhance your personal, professional and managerial capabilities and will provide you with the necessary and valuable business skills to help you undertake your project role. The company will fully support you throughout this by factoring in the required time off to attend modules and workshops.

Job Objectives

Main Duties
• To carry out the tasks outlined in the project workplan and liaise with your Company and Academic Supervisors on an ongoing basis.
• To convene and service monthly technical meetings with the core project team (Graduate, Company Supervisor and Academic Supervisor)
• To report formally on a quarterly basis on progress with the workplan to a Project Management Group (PMG), this includes the assigned FUSION Consultant representing InterTradeIreland.
• To train staff so that the new technology is fully transferred and embedded in the company
• To work closely with the academic partner and travel to the academic institute as required.
• To undertake the Postgraduate Diploma in Business & Management, attending course modules and workshops.
• Any other duties which might fall within the general ambit of the post.

Skills Required

Essential Criteria
Candidates must possess
1. Min Degree or equivalent in Food Technology/Food Science OR a Science Degree to include a min of 1 food technology related module
2. Legally permitted to work in the EU.

Desirable Criteria
1. 1 years’ experience in the Agri-food manufacturing industry
2. Knowledge of dairy product manufacture

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